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This is a transcript for dialogue with Lawrence Higgs.

DialogueInstituteEdit

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1DialogueInstituteLawrenceFirstGreeting000A7CC8{Angry, resentful} You know what happens when people get robots to do all their work? They get fat and lazy, that's what.LawrenceHiggs: Real people doing real thinking and real work. That's the future I want.A
2000D1328NPCMLawrenceHiggs: You know what happens when people get robots to do all their work? They get fat and lazy, that's what.Real people doing real thinking and real work. That's the future I want.Player Default: No argument here.A1a
3000D1327Player Default: No argument here.Nice to meet someone who isn't obsessed with replacing people with machines.A1a
4I've been saying for years that we're too reliant on these synths, but nobody wants to listen.A1b
5Maybe you can talk some sense into them.LawrenceHiggs: In any case, I suppose I should say welcome.A1c
6000D1326Player Default: I don't see any harm in robots helping out.Robots helping out. You make it sound so tame, so harmless. If that's all it were, I'd agree.B1a
7What's being planned here is much more than that. I'm talking about synths replacing human beings.B1b
8You've just arrived, so perhaps it isn't apparent to you yet, but in time you'll see what I mean.LawrenceHiggs: In any case, I suppose I should say welcome.B1c
9000D1325Player Default: People have no trouble getting fat and lazy on their own.A few here and there, perhaps, but not on the scale that I'm talking about.X1a
10But I can see you're having a joke at my expense. You're hardly the first.LawrenceHiggs: In any case, I suppose I should say welcome.X1b
11000D1324Player Default: If that's how you feel, why not leave?Because we could do so much more. But no, everyone is obsessed with these damn synths.Y1a
12It's wasted potential, that's what it is.LawrenceHiggs: In any case, I suppose I should say welcome.Y1b
13000D131FPlayer Default: Maybe you can talk some sense into them.In any case, I suppose I should say welcome.A1a
14Perhaps a fresh perspective will do some good around here.A1b
15-000D12ED{Disappointed} I suppose you don't care.
1600061C1A{Resentful, bitter} The rest see me as little more than a glorified repair man, but I'm as much a scientist as any of them.
17Synths aren't human beings, but supposedly they're the future of humanity. I'll never understand it.
18{Resentful, bitter} Spend enough time here and you'll be sick to death of the word "synth". I certainly am.
19{Stubborn, a little resentful} What others call complaining, I call critical thinking and challenging assumptions.
20{Bitter, resentful} There's a lot of hubris around here lately, and I don't care for it.

DialogueInstituteHiggsCourser1Edit

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21DialogueInstituteHiggsCourserScene100162FE0InstituteCourser: Right away sir.{Stern, Angry / Stern} If you see anything even remotely suspicious, report it immediately. This absolutely cannot happen again. Got it?InstituteCourser: Yes sir, understood.A1a
2200162FDFInstituteCourser: Sir, we've had another situation. A code red.{Angry. / Angry} What? This is the third time in two weeks. This is unacceptable. How could this happen?LawrenceHiggs: If you see anything even remotely suspicious, report it immediately. This absolutely cannot happen again. Got it?A1a
2300162FDCInstituteCourser: We think there was a system glitch. We're looking into it.{Angry / Angry} Damn it! You're all useless.A1a
24{Frustrated} I'll figure out what happened, but in the meantime, tell the others to be on high alert.A1b
25{Frustrated} I want more patrols, and more rounds.LawrenceHiggs: If you see anything even remotely suspicious, report it immediately. This absolutely cannot happen again. Got it?A1c

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26-00153356{Perplexed, irritated / Irritated} Father can't be serious. How's an outsider supposed to know how things work here?
27{Angry / Angry} We have several people qualified to become the next director. Father's lost his mind.

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28-00153355{Unimpressed / Stern} You haven't done anything that we couldn't have done ourselves, given time.
29{Unimpressed / Stern} I suppose you think you deserve credit for bringing the reactor online. Nonsense.

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30-001AC5ED{A half-hearted attempt at being sympathetic. / Neutral} I suppose I should offer you my condolences on the loss of your son. Very well, then.
31001574CF{A half-hearted attempt at being sympathetic. / Neutral} I suppose I should offer you my condolences on the loss of your son. Very well, then.
32{Skeptical the player is ready to be the director... there's an edge of scorn here / Neutral} I suppose you got what you wanted, director.
33{A half-hearted attempt at being sympathetic. / Neutral} I suppose I should offer you my condolences on the loss of your son. Very well, then.
34{Skeptical the player is ready to be the director... there's an edge of scorn here / Neutral} I suppose you got what you wanted, director.

InstituteSS3Edit

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35InstituteSS3Scene001C6413{Angrily berating a cleaning robot / Angry} You call this a clean floor? Are your visual receptors malfunctioning? Can you not see the grime and dust?Synth: My apologies, sir. I was issued a defective cleansing unit.A1a
36001C6411Synth: My apologies, sir. I was issued a defective cleansing unit.{Angrily berating a cleaning robot. / Angry} Don't make excuses. You're clearly defective, and I intend to report this.A1a
37{Angry, sarcastic, berating a cleaning robot / Angry} Perhaps after you've been disassembled, we can use your components to make something that's actually useful.Synth: Yes, sir.A1b

InstM03Edit

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38InstM03HiggsReassure0013A024Max: Who's that in the control room?{Annoyed, a little mocking} Father's heir apparent. He made it past your impenetrable defenses.Max: But if he got that far...A1a
39Max: Who's that in the control room?{Annoyed, mocking} Father's heir apparent. She made it past your impenetrable defenses.Max: But if he got that far...A2a
400013A022Max: But if he got that far...{Scolding.} Compose yourself, man. We've always known the risks, but we are still in control.A1a
41InstM03LawrenceBranch1Convince000BBF4DPlayer Default: I'm under no illusion that this will easy.{Barbed compliment / Amused} Your determination is admirable, if misguided.A1a
42{Certain / Neutral} The truth is simply this - you have no idea what it means to be the director of the Institute.Player Default: I know you're upset, but I'm not going to change my mind.A1b
43000BBF4CPlayer Default: If I just stay out of everyone's way, it should be easy.{Weary / Tired} If only it were that simple.B1a
44{A difficult truth... it is what it is / Neutral} Unfortunately, you don't have Father's scientific background.B1b
45{A difficult truth... it is what it is / Neutral} You can't hope to relate to us or understand the work we do here.Player Default: I know you're upset, but I'm not going to change my mind.B1c
46000BBF4BPlayer Default: Maybe, maybe not. All I'm asking is that you keep an open mind.{Resigned / Stern} I'm sorry, but our minds are made up. Both Doctor Loken and I have resolved to stand our ground.Player Default: I know you're upset, but I'm not going to change my mind.X1a
47000BBF4APlayer Default: You'd rather everyone fight over the job? Is that what's best for the Institute?{Confident / Neutral} I agree that the transition will be chaotic, but eventually, a leader will emerge from that chaos.Y1a
48{Confident} Then, things will return to normal and the work will resume.Player Default: I know you're upset, but I'm not going to change my mind.Y1b
49000BA849Player Default: I know you're upset, but I'm not going to change my mind.{Resigned, final / Neutral} There's nothing more to say, then.A1a
50{A little ominous / Confident} Of course, sooner or later the others will be forced to take my side.A1b
51{Confident with a sinister edge / SinisterSmile} I think you'll find that hunger can be very persuasive.A1c
52000BA846Player Default: Can't you at least give me a chance?{Thinking it over / Thinking} A chance? Hm.Lawrence: What do you think, Max?Y1a
53Player Default: Can't you at least give me a chance?{Firm rejection / Stern} Out of the question.Y2a
54{Strong disagreement / Neutral} Even with the best of intentions, the amount of damage you might cause could set us back years.Y2b
55{Firm, direct / Confident} If you truly want to honor Father's legacy, then you should leave here and never return.Y2c
56InstM03LawrenceScene0SpotPlayer000BBF4F{Confident, caught someone sneaking around / Confident} Aha! I thought I heard something.A1a
57{Impressed / Impressed} Made it past the guards, hm? Impressive.A1b
58InstM03LawrenceScene1Window000B8892{Firm, direct / Stern} If you've come to change our minds, then you're wasting your time.Player Default: I know you're angry, but there's a better way to handle this.A
59000BA861Player Default: I know you're angry, but there's a better way to handle this.{Angry / Angry} No, you're wrong. You see, I've tried talking. For years I've suggested that we do things differently here, but nobody listens.A1a
60{Angry / Angry} Let's see if anyone can afford to ignore me now!Player Default: Father believes in me. The least you can do is give me a chance.A1b
61000BA860Player Default: I had a more direct solution in mind.{Unimpressed, then a warning / Stern} Oh really? Our synth guards are programmed to attack anyone who enters here.B1a
62{Sarcasm, a threat / Amused} So by all means, come and join us. Just don't say I didn't warn you.Player Default: Father believes in me. The least you can do is give me a chance.B1b
63000BA85FPlayer Default: You're upset, I get it. You've made your point. Now open the door.{Resentful / Angry} I'm not taking orders from you.X1a
64{Stern rebuke / Stern} You haven't earned my respect and you never will.Player Default: Father believes in me. The least you can do is give me a chance.X1b
65000BA85EPlayer Default: Can we talk about this?{Biting sarcasm, wounded pride / Angry} Father chose not to talk to the Directorate before annointing you his successor, so how about I follow his fine example?Player Default: Father believes in me. The least you can do is give me a chance.Y1a
66000BA859Player Default: Father believes in me. The least you can do is give me a chance.How could you hope to lead us when you hardly know anything about what we do?A1a
67{A stern rejection, but understanding / Stern} I'm sure you mean well, but you must see that it's an impossible task.Player Default: I know you're upset, but I'm not going to change my mind.A1b
68Player Default: Father believes in me. The least you can do is give me a chance.No, the risk is too great.A2a
69{A stern rejection / Stern} Without experienced and competent leadership, the Institute could be thrown into chaos. Decades of research could be jeopardized.Player Default: We seem to be at an impasse.A2b
70000BA858Player Default: Don't force me to take drastic measures, doctor.{Fearless / Question} Oh, so you mean to martyr us, then?B1a
71{Firm in your resolve / Confident} I assure you, Doctor Loken and I are prepared to make any sacrifice in order to uphold the ideals of the Institute.Player Default: We seem to be at an impasse.B1b
72000BA857Player Default: I'm not a patient person, Doctor Higgs.{Confident. Emphasize "very". / Confident} Unlike you, Doctor Loken and I are very patient.X1a
73{Confident, almost cocky... taunting / Confident} We have more than enough food to stay locked in here as long as is necessary.X1b
74{Confident, almost cocky... taunting / Confident} You and the others will go hungry long before we do.Player Default: We seem to be at an impasse.X1c
75000BA856Player Default: Don't you think you're being a little selfish here?{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} Far from it. What we do, we do to protect the Institute.Player Default: We seem to be at an impasse.Y1a
76000BA851Player Default: We seem to be at an impasse.{Resigned, done, walking away / Sarcastic} Then there's nothing more to talk about, is there?A1a
77000BA850Player Default: You're a stubborn fool, and you're not going to like how this ends.{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} Nor will you.B1a
78{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} If you leave us here, everyone else will starve because you were too stubborn to refuse Father's appointment.B1b
79{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} Remove us by force, and everyone will fear and despise you.B1c
80{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} I'm afraid you lose either way.B1d
81000BA84FPlayer Default: I thought you were a reasonable man. Maybe I was wrong.{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} This is much bigger than just you and I. I'm protecting decades of research and progress.X1a
82{Confident, moral certainty / Confident} The answer is no. We will not back down.X1b
83InstM03LawrenceScene2Violence000BE7A1Player Default: You're beaten, Doctor Higgs. Your plan failed, Now open the door.{Cornered, desperate... play it big, you're expecting to die / Afraid} No! I refuse! Now do your worst!A1a
84000BE79EPlayer Default: Is that what you want? To be a martyr?{Cornered, desperate... play it big, you're expecting to die / Afraid} I want only what's best for the Institute! It's all I've ever wanted!Y1a
8500134190PlayerVoiceFemale01: It's over, Doctor Higgs.{Cornered, desperate / Afraid} What do you plan to do now? Kill us and take the key? Go on, then! Prove how right we were!Player Default: You're beaten, Doctor Higgs. Your plan failed, Now open the door.A1a
86InstM03OpenHydroDoor1000BE7C2{Conciliatory, admitting defeat / Neutral} What do you think, Max?Max: Even the most fastidious researcher must sometimes take a leap of faith.A1a
87000BE7C0Max: I say let's give it a try.{Resigned, weary, admitting defeat, but hopeful for a brighter future / Tired} Very well, then. Open the door and let's return to the fold.Max: Synths, abort command override and resume normal functions.A1a
88InstM03OpenHydroDoor20013418FMax: Now unless you intend to shoot me, please stand aside while I put an end to this.{Defiant, a warning / Angry} Future generations will remember this decision, Max. I'll make sure of it.Max: I suggest we confine ourselves to quarters until our fate's decided. We can at least face the consequences with our dignity intact.A1a
89000BF970Max: I'll do it. I'll open the door.{Shocked / Surprised} Max, no!Max: It's over, Lawrence, and you're a fool if you can't see that.A1a
90000BF96CMax: I suggest we confine ourselves to quarters until our fate's decided. We can at least face the consequences with our dignity intact.{Bitter / Angry} What choice do we have?A1a
91InstM03ReactGuardCombat000C1835{Panic, a shouted warning / Angry} Look out!Max: Quickly, take cover!A1a
92-000B887FEven the most fastidious researcher must sometimes take a leap of faith.
93Well, thank you for your patience and understanding in this difficult time.
94And if I may add, the way you've handled this proves to me that you might just be up for the job of Administrator.

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95-00198B84{Bitter, ashamed / Sad} I suppose I'll never be trusted again.
96{Bitter, ashamed / Sad} There's no need to gloat. I'm man enough to admit that I lost.
97{Bitter, ashamed / Apologetic} I wasn't expecting you to let us live. That surprised me.

RECampKMK_InstM03Edit

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98-00144F72{Angry} What do you want?
99{Bitter / Angry} Here to gloat? Don't bother. We have no regrets.
100{Bitter / Angry} Oh, look who it is.
101{Bitter / Angry} Time will prove that we were right, you'll see!
102{Bitter / Angry} Well I hope you're happy with yourself.